marty-coatesMarty Coates

Co-Founder of Waymaker Learning Corporation

As a leader, Marty has guided groups in a variety of situations. His background is extensive. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University (NCSU) with a BS Degree in Education. He has completed graduate studies in Business Administration at Webster University. He has impressive credentials in the areas of leadership, organizational development, marketing and continuous improvement.

Marty has spent years in the United States Army and Army Reserves as a field soldier, staff officer, and commander. He is a veteran of Desert Storm, where he was awarded a Bronze Star for service. He has built organizations amid a very structured environment while creating change focused on quality and continuous improvement.

He spent time along the way in government service. He was elected in 2000 to serve in the South Carolina House of Representatives, a position he held until 2006 when he chose not to run for re-election. He served in a number of different capacities during his time in the legislature and remained focused on serving the citizens of his district.

Marty is a passionate trainer and speaker. He energizes audiences with his humor and his “preacher-like” approach to driving individuals and groups to getting all they can out of life and work.

He is a coach. Whether he is coaching executives or youth in his roles as golf or basketball coach, Marty displays a passion for Winning! One of his trademark quotes is, “we do not practice to lose…we prepare to win”. In life or on the playing field, whether adult or student, the same principles apply.

His compassion is evident in his work and his mission-relief efforts. Marty continually seeks ways to give back and help people all over the world.

Marty has written several publications, is a best-selling co-author. He has appeared on local, state and national television and radio events. He has been featured in a number of training tapes and DVD’s. He has developed, trained and presented seminars, conference speeches and convention keynotes to literally tens of thousands of participants from around the world.

Marty is the Co-Founder of Waymaker Learning Corporation, a company determined to develop people who will make a significant difference in this world.

All of this is background…Marty is really a person who is committed to helping you succeed and achieve your purpose and reach your vision as an organization.